[Bcoel] Announcing the launch of the Professional Program in Open Education

Rajiv Jhangiani rajiv.jhangiani at kpu.ca
Mon Mar 7 17:19:36 PST 2022

Happy Open Education Week everyone!

At Kwantlen Polytechnic University we are proud to have built world-leading institutional supports for open education, including for our ground-breaking Zero Textbook Cost program<https://www.kpu.ca/open/ztc>, the creation, adaptation, and adoption of open educational resources<https://kpu.pressbooks.pub/catalog/openkpu> (including a grant<https://www.kpu.ca/open/grants> and publishing<https://www.kpu.ca/library/OPUS> program), and faculty fellowships for open pedagogy<https://www.kpu.ca/open/un-sdg-fellowship> and open education research<https://www.kpu.ca/open/research-fellowship>.

Today I am thrilled to share that we have developed and are now launching a comprehensive, flexible, and online training program for learners worldwide. Our new Professional Program in Open Education<https://youtu.be/4GShBIbi7PA> is the ideal professional development opportunity for educators, practitioners, technologists, librarians, leaders, policymakers, and others who endeavour to widen equitable access to education. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive foundation for new practitioners as well as to complement and significantly advance the expertise of those already working to support open education.

This program is designed to develop expertise and capacity across a broad spectrum of open educational practices, including open educational resources and pedagogies, educational technologies, policy, advocacy, and scholarship. The program balances both theoretical and practical elements, always ensuring that critical perspectives and issues are foregrounded. The program is open to all and does not require institutional membership or sponsorship.

Post-secondary institutions, non-profit organizations, government agencies, foundations, GLAM, and other groups seeking to advance the goals of open education may draw on this program to develop their staff expertise and capacity. The program is intentionally designed to include practical elements and provides the opportunity for participants to develop and refine organization-specific tools, policies, and programs.

The courses in the Professional Program in Open Education have been developed by globally-recognized experts and are offered through KPU’s Continuing & Professional Studies. To express interest in enrolling in this program (commencing Fall 2022) or to learn more, visit: https://www.kpu.ca/cps/open-education

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Rajiv Jhangiani, Ph.D. (pronouns: he/him)
Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
t 604.599.3253 e rajiv.jhangiani at kpu.ca<mailto:rajiv.jhangiani at kpu.ca>
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At KPU, we work, study, and live in a region south of the Fraser River which overlaps with the unceded traditional and ancestral lands of the Kwantlen, Musqueam, Katzie, Semihamoo, Tsawwassen, Qayqayt, and Kwikwetlen peoples.

**Apologies for cross-posting**

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